Michael Riha, Chair
Fine Arts Center
Box Office: 479-575-4752
Due to Sunday's cancellation, two new performances have been scheduled. Poor Relations will be Monday, Sept. 29, at 7:30pm. V is for Violin will be Tuesday, Sept 30, at 7:30pm. Tickets and reservations for the canceled performances will be honored.
Due to limited seating, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets for the Studio Series ahead of time.
Poor Relations by Robert Flaherty Hart and V is for Violin by Brittany Taylor
Poor Relations tells the story of two Missouri brothers -- bitter enemies since boyhood – as they begin to confront their hatred for one another, following the death of their mother. As family secrets unfold, will they find forgiveness? Robert is a 3rd Year MFA Playwright, hailing from Kansas City.
Thursday, September 25th- 7:30pm
Saturday, September 27th- 7:30pm
Sunday, September 28th- 2:00pm
V is for Violin follows a young photographer as he faces the possible disintegration of all he holds dear, after taking a brilliant -- but brutal -- photograph of a starving child in the Sudan. Brittany is a 3rd year MFA Playwright from Texas.
Friday, September 26th- 7:30pm
Saturday, September 27th- 2:00pm
Sunday, September 28th, 7:30pm
Undergraduate Project: Talking Pictures by Horton Foote
Known for its packed houses and rave reviews each year, The Undergraduate Project is done completely by our undergraduate class, from the acting roles to the scenic, costume, and lighting design. Previous titles have included The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (2010), Vinegar Tom(2011),Macbeth (2012) and Bachelorette (2013).
Thursday, Nov. 20th, 7:30pm
Friday, Nov. 21st, 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 7:30pm
Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 7:30pm
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop supposes what might have transpried on Dr. Martin Luther King’s last night. In room 306 at the Lorainne Motel, we see the events unfold, leading up to his death. This powerful performance is presented in partnership with the African and African-American Studies program.
Friday, Jan 30th, 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan 31st, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 1st, 2:00pm
Sunday, February 1st, 7:30pm
Kill/Shot by Rachel Washington
A classics professor is forced to confront her own motivations after she kills a student -- a shooter who has already killed four other students -- in self-defense. Does that make her a hero or a criminal? Rachel Washington is a 3rd year MFA playwright from California.
Thursday, March 5th- 7:30pm
Friday, March 6th- 7:30pm
Saturday, March 7th- 7:30pm
Sunday, March 8th, 7:30pm
The Chairs by Eugène Ionesco
Trapped in a repetitive existence, an elderly couple strives to find the meaning of life. Reliving moments of regret, they ultimately pursue the only retreat they know. This absurdist piece resonates with the themes of responsibility and the need to lead a meaningful life.
Thursday, April 2nd- 7:30pm
Friday, April 3rd- 7:30pm
Saturday, April 4th, 2:00pm
Sunday, April 5th- 7:30pm
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